Dotson’s Bid Might Widen Mayoral Candidate Pool

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –Will the field of candidates for St. Louis mayor grow by one?

After Mayor Francis Slay declared he was not running for office again, several potential candidates’ names popped up in discussion, including St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. Although he hasn’t confirmed his campaign, “Dotson for Mayor” signs might still be in the future.

During the annual Labor Day parade, Dotson says he would only run for mayor if he could offer something that the other candidates can’t.

“I love being a police chief, I love being out in the community,” he says. “I’m always looking for opportunities to do something more. I’ve said it before, I’m thinking about it. I haven’t made any decisions but days like this make me feel good about what we are doing.”

So far, northside alderman Antonio French is reported to be thinking of running while West End aldermen Lyda Krewson and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed have declared their candidacy.

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